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Artvoice Weekly Edition » Issue v12n11 (03/14/2013) » Section: Week in Review

Fruit Belt Residents Take Their Plight to Common Council

On Tuesday, the Common Council heard testimony regarding a proposal to put a moratorium on construction in the Fruit Belt until residents of that neighborhood gain access to the master plan that has been concocted secretly by local power brokers. It’s not every day that council chambers draw such a crowd focused on one issue, but then, it’s not every day that a local minister charters two school busses to transport members of his congregation to act as a cheering section for his real estate schemes.

Small Talk

Bernie Tolbert Watch: More than a week has passed since the Buffalo News declared former FBI office chief Bernie Tolbert a candidate for mayor, but Tolbert remains quiet on the subject. In a conversation this weekend, Tolbert demurred again.

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